Sunday January 29, 2017 Guerneville CA.
Rooted grape canes
The day was sunny and no wind again today. I needed to transplant some rooted table grape canes I put in the ground last year to start some roots on them. I acquired them from a friend who got them from a friend in Healdsburg. They are some real nice table grapes. Some are big black seedless grapes and I can’t remember what some of the others are, but they are all real good type eating grapes.
I had pushed a cane in the ground here, but noticed it was too close to the water faucet. As it grows it would crowd out the faucet if I didn’t ‘move it, so that is where I started today.
I dug it up and moved it a bit further away from the faucet and put a bigger stick by it so I’d remember it’s there and not mow over it before it got a chance to grow bigger. I think the gate will just clear it.
After I got that done I was thinking I should of planted it somewhere else and maybe I will eventually.
Digging canes in the potato patch
Next I went over to the potato patch as I had pushed some grape canes in the ground in this spot last year and they were doing real well.
Dug all this up to get the rooted canes out
Five rooted table grape canes and some taters
Here’s the five grape canes I dug up. I need to trim them up and then plant them in a new spot. Of course when one is digging in a potato patch one digs up potatoes, about a third of a bucket of them.
I put sticks next to them to mark where they were.
I put the fifth one in another spot that was easier to dig, no rock layer which was good as I was worn out by now.
Spring is on the way
Since I dug up those potatoes, I needed to clean them up so I did that after a break and then went on in the house for a rest as by now the day was almost over and it was getting cool outside.
Good to get those rooted grape canes transplanted today.